3. Create a weekly or fortnightly meal plan
It might seem like a bit of work in advance, but trust us, it’ll pay off in the end. When we have a plan and a set list of items, we’re much less likely to be tempted at the shops by impulse purchases or sneaky product placement. Don’t forget – most stores are designed to capture your attention, which is why so many ‘popular’ items are placed at eye level.
Instead, why not simply craft your list and try your hardest to stick to it. There’s nothing worse than buying food that goes to waste or sits in the cupboard never being used. Where possible, try to include seasonal items in your meal plan. Not only are they tastier, they’re cheaper too. Stuck for motivation? There are a range of shopping list apps that might be able to help and will also allow you to price check against other stores or see what’s on offer via any rewards program you may be part of.